Kaley Cuoco opened up to Variation about navigating a ‘super dark time’ in her life as she went through her divorce from Karl Cook.
The Emmy-nominated actress, 36, revealed that she staged an intervention on herself while working on The Flight Attendant.
“One month in, I had an intervention on myself in my trailer — all my producers were there,” she told the outlet.
Candid: Kaley Cuoco opened up to Variety about navigating a ‘super dark time’ in her life as she went through her second divorce
The Big Bang Theory alum continued, ‘I said, “I need help.” It was interesting to say that out loud.
‘And to have everyone: “Yes, we want to help!” I’m a working woman, and so independent, and I’m really proud that I can do anything. Well, this time I literally couldn’t.”
Kaley said she turned to acting to distract herself from the tough time she was having in her personal life.
‘I threw myself into work to deny my depression, and how upset I was. Unfortunately, the character was so depressed that it didn’t help me!’ she recalled.
Proactive: The Emmy-nominated actress, 36, revealed she staged an intervention on herself while working on The Flight Attendant amid her and Karl’s split
‘I was really, really, really struggling. A lot of tears,’ she admitted about dealing with the end of her three-year marriage to Cook.
The two were married from 2018 to 2021, and it was the second marriage of the entertainer, after her union with Ryan Sweeting.
Kaley turned to therapy to help through the rough time in her life. ‘It was the first time I started therapy – I was very open about that. I started at the beginning of season 2, just because I was going through so much right before we started shooting. It was horrible,’ she recalled.
In addition to professional help, they also rely on costar and friend Zosia Mamet, who moved in with them.
Friendship: Kaley leans on costar and friend Zosia Mamet, who moved in with her during her divorce
‘I really needed someone with me. I really lost my mind,’ she said of how the arrangement came to be.
‘[Zosia] had an Airbnb, and it only lasted so long. And I was like, “Why don’t you just go in with me?” Like, it was the loneliest I’ve ever felt, and I’m not really one to share that,’ she explained.
At the time of their separation, the former couple released a statement Us Weekly which read: ‘Despite a deep love and respect for each other, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions.
‘We’ve both shared so much of our journey publicly, so although we prefer to keep this aspect of our personal lives private, we wanted to come into our truth together. There is no anger or hostility, quite the opposite.’
The split came as a shock as the pair had shared affectionate anniversary tributes to each other on social media just weeks earlier.
The statement continued: ‘We made this decision together out of an enormous amount of respect and consideration for each other and ask that you do the same on the understanding that we will not share additional details or comment further.’
New love: Earlier this year, in May, Cuoco subtly shared that she had moved on from her previous relationship with Tom Pelphrey
Earlier this year, in May, Cuoco subtly shared that she had moved on from her previous relationship with Tom Pelphrey.
It came in the form of an Instagram post, in which the actor appeared with her in several lovely shots.
Coyly, she didn’t mention him explicitly, but simply said: ‘Life lately’, in the caption.
And last month she gushed about her new husband as she wished him a happy birthday on the app.
‘To the incredible man who saved me in every way..happy birthday baby! To know you is to truly adore you…the world lit up the day you were born. I love you!!’ she wrote.
Birthday post: Last month she gushed about her new husband when she wished him a happy birthday on the app
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